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United States – Jones Day

Exploit: Ransomware
Jones Day: Law Firm

Risk to Small Business: 2.315 = Severe

Clop ransomware says that they’ve hit Jones Day law firm, although Jones Day is saying that their network was not compromised. The Clop gang claim that they’ve got 100 gigabytes of files from servers belonging to Jones Day. They have started to publish redacted files as proof of their successful hit. Jones Day is claiming that those files were obtained from a third party source.

Individual Risk: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as part of this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: 50 million

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware can strike any business, and ransomware gangs love to steal sensitive data in order to score higher paydays. Special data needs special protection.